Saturday, 15 December 2012

December 2012 GlossyBox - Festive Celebrations!

December 2012 GlossyBox♦ (£12.95 per month)
When I opened the December 2012 GlossyBox, with the theme of festive celebrations, I must admit I was expecting to be wowed. I had already seen a few variations of the box and they seem a bit hit & miss. Although I'm not as wowed as I thought I would be, there are a few products in here that I'm looking forward to trying out. The box itself is a pretty silver colour & I love the starry tissue paper inside - I think Ralphie will particularly look forward to shredding that this afternoon!
I'll start with the perfume sample, which is my least favourite thing from the box. This is Lemon by Mary Greenwell and it's just not my cup of tea at all. It's quite a fresh scent that doesn't seem too heavy, I just personally prefer more floral scents.

Next is a nail polish from Seche in the colour Elegant which is described as a bronze shimmer. This shade isn't for me, it almost looks slightly coppery and although it's a beautiful colour, it's a bit too far away from the pink polishes I usually go for. This is a full size and retails for £9.95 & if you use the code SecheGlossy at the checkout, you can buy one & get one free from the Seche range! 

I received two body lotions this month, which I actually don't mind because my skin is crazy dry right now & I'm going through lotion like there's no tomorrow! The first is from a brand called SebaMed and it's their Anti-Dry Hydrating Body Lotion. This claims to calm dry & sensitive skin to relieve tension and irritation. It doesn't have a scent really and the packaging is quite medicinal looking so I'm hoping it'll really help my dry legs. The full size 20ml body lotion retails for £6.99 so it's pretty reasonable! (Err, I would link it but my computer seems to think their website is a bit dodgy so I can't!)

The next body lotion is the Magic Touch Cherry Blosson & Rice Milk body cream from Rituals. I think Rituals is a really great brand and the scent of this is so lovely! It's a really delicate scent and this promises to nourish the skin leaving it feeling silky soft. I'm really looking forward to this one & it's a great sample size at 70ml. The website say that this is a best selling product & I can already see why. This 70ml size retails for £5 and the larger 200ml tub is £20, a little on the pricey side, but like I said, Rituals is a lovely brand.

The last two products are make up items and these really make the box for me, I always love trying out new make up products. The first is a little bonus GlossyBox blush in the shade Glossy Rosewood & it looks like a really pretty rosy pink with a touch of purple. I really like the GlossyBox lipstick from a previous box so I'm looking forward to trying this out.

Finally, the last product is the star of the box in my opinion & it's one of the Sleek Matte Lipsticks in the shade Amped. I have never tried a Sleek lipstick before and this colour is just stunning so I'm very excited! I think I'll have to layer on the lipbalm because it's a matte shade, but this is definitely a statement lip colour which is perfect for party time! This is a full size & retails for a super bargainous £4.99!

Overall, this is a box I would put in the 'oh that was quite nice' category. Everything will get used or given to someone who I know will like it, except perhaps the perfume sample, and maybe I'll find a new favourite product after giving everything a try!

Are you subscribed to GlossyBox? 
What do you think of this month's box?
xoxo

34 comments:

  1. Yes, the Sleek lipstick is definitely the star of this box, it's amazing!

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  2. That lipstick is a gorgeous colour! I really want to try a bright one like it but I haven't been brave enough yet! xx

    kw-justlikeheaven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's super bright! You definitely should, I love bright lip shades <3

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  3. I don't like the color of the nail polish too much, but I think the gorgeous blush and lipstick made up for it like you said! xx

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  4. Content of your box is amazing, the Sleek lipstick has such a pretty colour. xo

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    1. It's an amazingly pigmented shade! xo

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  5. I got a different box, check it out here: http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/whats-in-my-beauty-box-december-glossy.html

    I prefer the colour of your nail varnish! x

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    1. I'll pop over & have a look for sure <3

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  6. I think the lipstick would look totally awesome on you! x

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  7. The blush and lipstick are serious 'Jennie' colours! I bet they will look lovely on you!

    Leanne @ Leanne-marie.com xx

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  8. The Rituals body cream looks lovely!

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  9. Amped is such an amazing colour! Can't wait to see a picture of you wearing it! x

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    1. I'm excited to wear it, it's so gorgeous! xo

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  10. Love the look of that blush! Pics of you wearing it please! :-)

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  11. The boxes and themes always intrigue me, I bet you've got a quite a selection of boxes now! xxx

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  12. This box looks so pretty with the starry wrapping paper :)
    I love the colour of the polish
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the stars, they're super pretty :)

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  13. I love the lipstick color and I want it! Your blog is lovely :) Following!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  14. I agree with almost all of this as we got nearly the same box! I wish I got your lipstick shade, I got yet another red, and the same for my nail polish! A bit boring to be honest. xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I have heard lots of mixed reviews about Glossybox, and I'm getting more and more templted to put it on my last minute Christmas list! Do you know if you can specify what sort of things you want/ don't want or do you just get a random selection of everything?? xo

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    1. It's a random selection of products. They do have a beauty profile but I don't think they use it currently xo

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  16. That bright pink lipstick sounds amazing and looks stunning! I bet it looks amazing on you!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  17. In Germany, we got both the Rituals body cream and the blush in the October or November box. I didn't use the blus that much but I loooove that body cream. It's amazing for dry skin, and I agree with you, smells lovely!

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